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28 May 2008

News of McClellan's Blast at Bush 'Propaganda' Falls 4 Years After 'NYT' Mini-Culpa on War, or, What Liberal Media? Part n

Key quote:

In the book, McClellan charges: “If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.”
Yes, yes, it would have been nice if McClellan had resigned, called a press conference, and made this announcement before the invasion. Who cares about McClellan? The point is that this is happening right now, all over again, with Iran. I can't wait to see how this is not covered in the media, which is simply and only a business. Full stop. That's why the Times published their expose of television news propaganda...and said nothing about their own; why newspapers cover video news releases, but not their paper-based versions; why TV news blasts "liberal" papers and competitors; why even Olbermann can exist, as he grabs market share from Fox...and so on. It's all about profit, or underwriting, in PBS/NPR's case.

To see what the lightweight talking haircuts who pass as weighty anchors have to say for themselves, see here.

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